Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Raffine Sketches
















A little deviation from the fruits and veggies. My future DIL was feeling poorly enough to warrant a trip to the E-room last night, and I brought along my new Raffines, anticipating the usual waiting time. (They couldn't find anything seriously wrong, she still isn't feeling well, so home today from work.) There were a few other folks waiting, and I tried some sketches with both the Kuratke brush pen, which is wonderful, if a bit scarey, so much committment, and the water soluble graphite pencil. Brought water brushes along, so was able to swish these a little. There were others, but here's a sampling. I'm very, very happy with the Raffines. The paper is heavy, but toothy, enough of a surface to make them delightful for wet media, or dry. I'm definitely hooked. Worth a try, if you're an EDMer. Thanks for checking in.

10 comments:

Teri C said...

Welcome to the Raffine lovers club. Lin introduced me to them and so glad she did. So happy you like them. They take a lot of punishment.

Brenda Y said...

Wonderful sketches! Excellent capture of mood.
I haven't tried the Raffine yet, but have heard about them from Lin. My next order will include one!

Casey said...

Nell, I had somehow missed these latest posts - your work is absolutely superb. I love your people sketches, and the vegetables are heavenly.

Lin said...

Hi Nel!! GREAT sketches!! I so envy your ability with people -- mine all like hilarious -- I am so glad they didn't find anything wrong with yoru MIL! I LOVE Raffines !!!! Been using them for my 18 months of sketching!! LOL

Marianna said...

Love the quick drawings.
What are Raffines??

Nel said...

Thanks, everyone! Marianna, if you happen to check back here, the Raffines are a brand of sketchbook, made in France, but readily available here in the states. I got mine from Jerry's Artarama, they are on sale for a few more days.

Arty Velarde said...

Whoa, I love the top one that looks like ink brush. niiiice.

mrana said...

You've captured these characters really well. Love that brushwork.

Anonymous said...

Nel--wonderful sketches--both people and non people. I ordered Raffine sketchbooks based on someone--Lin's?--recommendation but am having so much fun with my home made one I haven't started yet. you've inspired me, though, and they are next on my list....Carol C.

Anthony said...

Very nice sketches!

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